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Lodi store’s lovable mascot, Champ, vanishes — owners offering a reward for return

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Posted: Friday, July 8, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:36 am, Fri Jul 8, 2011.

Champ is just that — a champ. He's considered the store mascot at the small Save Mart store at Hutchins Street and Kettleman Lane.

The young Chihuahua had the run of the small grocery store, to the delight of owners and customers alike.

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  • Joe Baxter posted at 8:49 am on Sun, Jul 10, 2011.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    The issue here is dognapping. My brother in law had his pug stolen from his place of business (non food industry) in broad daylight during hours of operation. People saw it happen and they still got away with it. These people are scum of the earth. It is one thing to take in a stray animal, quite another one to steal one that belongs to someone else.

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 8:28 pm on Sat, Jul 9, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2106

    I was wondering the same thing. How can a dog be kept in a store selling food? Isn't this a health code violation?

  • Jackson Scott posted at 7:33 pm on Sat, Jul 9, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    I saw this on Ch13 last night at 5pm.... and I'm sure the SJC Health Department did too.



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